Constrained by Competence: The Risk of Core Strengths

The emphasis on business capabilities (or core competencies, or strengths) has never been greater for the modern business. Organizations do whatever they can to enforce and maintain their capabilities, while avoiding actions that may go against them. But has this approach become a dogma, blinding organizations to opportunities for innovation, improvement, or profit?

In this paper, we look at times where a business capability approach has failed companies, and how organizations can aim to recapture their lost agility. Staying true to your competencies is not necessarily the wrong approach in all situations, and being able to find the right balance is an important task for change professionals, particularly those in enterprise architecture.

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  • How Chinese firms have raced ahead of Western counterparts in innovation

  • Why “Agile” is not a cure-all

  • 4 key steps to shake off rigidity

  • How large firms can incorporate speed without losing their innate strengths